British Editor Held in Dubai for Killing Wife

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Mr Mattew, editor-at-large for Gulf News, was accused of killing his 62-year-old wife Jane with a sharp instrument

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Mr Francis Matthew

Francis Matthew, 60, one of the most prominent journalists in Dubai, has been arrested by police on suspicion of killing his wife.

Mr Mattew, editor-at-large for Gulf News, was accused of killing his 62-year-old wife Jane with a sharp instrument.

The journalist has been in custody since Wednesday after his 62-year-old wife was found dead at their home in Jumeirah, The Daily Mail reported.

The daily quoted Abdul Hamid Ahmad, the editor-in-chief of Gulf News, confirming the employee had been arrested.
“His wife is dead, and she has been killed, at their home. Francis Matthew, unfortunately, is still in custody with the police,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.
While no official statement from police or prosecutors have been released, The Daily Mail quoted unnamed sources saying Matthew had called police to the couple’s home where officers discovered his wife’s body.

Matthew and his wife were married in Chippenham, Wiltshire, in 1985.

Dubai Police said that Mr Matthew confessed that he hit her with a sharp tool and that he did not mean to kill her. It is said that a dispute had erupted between the two. During the investigation, he said that she fell down. He later admitted that they often have fights, and this time when they fought, he took a heavy tool and hit her. He did not think that she would die.

The UK Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Dubai on July 4, adding it is providing support to the family.